A group of female high school students from Kuwait, taking part in the “be distinguished” programme, appreciated Kuwait’s contribution for development in Sri Lanka.
Speaking to KUNA on Sunday, one day after arriving in Sri Lanka, Fatma Malallah said she was looking forward to know more about the activities of Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in Sri Lanka.
“I didn’t imagine how beautiful this country is and how scenic the Sri Lankan cities are,” she said, thanking KFAED for organising the trip in collaboration with the Education Ministry.
Sundus Al-Jarki, another female student, said: “KFAED’s recreational and cultural initiative provided us with an opportunity to improve our knowledge about the civilisation, development and tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.”
Led by Amira Al-Kandari, the delegation includes Sarah Al-Farsi and Sharifa Al-Sabah from KFAED, Dina Al-Ateeqi and Lulwa Al-Shuwaiti from the Education Ministry and students Hajar Muhanna, Anwaar Al-Otaibi, Noura Al-Mutairi, Noura Bin Eid, Suad Al-Asfour, Fatma Malallah, Rawan Bunajma, Reem Al-Enezi, Aljawhara Al-Adwani, Sundus Al-Jarki and Abla Al-Haddad.
The visitors started their trip in Sri Lanka with a visit to the Old Parliament Building and then proceeded to the Gangaramaya Temple, the Independence Square and the Colombo Secretariat.
They are scheduled to visit the development project of Mahaweli River being implemented by KFAED since 2006 which aim to promote agricultural production and create more jobs for Sri Lankans. They will be in Sri Lanka until February 22.